It is my belief that modern Christianity cannot comprehend its spiritual heritage apart from the Swiss Reformation in particular. I grant that the German Reformation played somewhat of a role, but the Lutheranism that was handed over to contemporary Protestants was frequently too closely associated with many of the tenets of Roman Catholicism.
For instance, both Roman Catholicism and Lutheranism teach a doctrine of infused grace when one is baptized or receives the Lord’s Supper. Regarding the Lord’s Supper particularly, a hair-fine difference exists between the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation and the Lutheran view of consubstantiation.
On Sunday, February 4, 2024, Rev. David Dawn preached the Word at Peace Reformed Church (Garner, IA) and led the ordination and installation service of his son, Matthew